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FOX 13 Tampa Bay

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Guardian Ad Litem creates program allowing visits to substance-exposed newborns in NICU

A Tampa mom who become a Guardian Ad Litem noticed babies, who were were abused or exposed to drugs and taken to a hospital, were not receiving the love and attention they need. So, she created a program that allows visits to these children to hold them and provide that comfort. → Read More

Tampa barber who cuts hair for local athletes credits mom's decision to move to Florida for his success

Justin McNab runs the 'Razorz Edge' barber shop in Tampa, and it is truly remarkable that Justin is where he is when you look back at his humble beginnings. If it wasn't for his mother moving him across the country to Florida, he wouldn't be cutting the hair of some of the biggest names in sports. → Read More

Lakeland seniors stay spry, sharp and social with woodworking program

A woodshop located inside a Lakeland senior community is sharpening residents mentally, physically and socially. → Read More

How ‘Pig Jig’ started: High school classmates hosted backyard BBQ to help friend with kidney disease

'Pig Jig' started with about a 100 people in someone's backyard -- all to help a fellow high school classmate. → Read More

Punts for Pups: Bucs player, Packers fan team up to unite veterans with shelter dogs

A Packers fan and a Tampa Bay Buc are helping veterans find the right shelter dog to fit their needs. → Read More

Heart of a champion: St. Pete teen conquered transplant through love of soccer

A St. Pete teen used his love for soccer to overcome his recent heart transplant. → Read More

‘Bucs will not be denied at home’: Dick Vitale predicts historic win for Tampa Bay

Legendary sportscaster Dick Vitale is calling it now – Tampa Bay will be a "Titletown U.S.A." after Sunday. → Read More

Following son's diagnosis, preschool teacher changed careers after finding her calling at All Children's

Lindsay Jones has been a registered nurse at John's Hopkins All Children's Hospital for a decade. It's where she takes care of the kids fighting various cancers, and she does it at a time when limited family and visitors are allowed in to see the patients. → Read More

'Sleep in Heavenly Peace' builds beds for Pinellas children without one

Sleep is important for everyone, including children as they grow up. Unfortunately, some kids don’t have a bed to call their own. → Read More

Extraordinary Ordinary: Autistic boy draws up great things

One Bay Area mother has done countless hours of reading and research about autism spectrum disorder. But what she’s learned the most, she’s learned from her own son. → Read More

Young 'kindness warrior' needs the votes to meet his idol, Ellen DeGeneres

A Tampa boy's wish to meet Ellen DeGeneres has taken one step closer to reality. → Read More

Madeira Beach's fearless fire dog passes on lessons to community

The sounds of a fire house we come to expect are sirens and loud engines, not dogs. It's been a long time since firehouses had dogs but in Madeira Beach, they find comfort in having their own. → Read More

'World's Largest Bounce House' arrives in Bay Area

The mother of all bounce houses is in the Bay Area this weekend. The Big Bounce America tour stops in Odessa at the Keystone Recreation Center and will be open Friday through Sunday. → Read More

Dough Nation employee finds sweet spot after rough past

There is something sweet is in the air in downtown Tampa. It's called Dough Nation, and the employees are even sweeter. → Read More

RVR Horse Rescue 'pays it forward' to help Puerto Rico

RVR Horse Rescue experienced its own struggles after Hurricane Irma, but thanks to the community they recovered, and decided to pay it forward to the Puerto Rico horses impacted by Hurricane Maria. → Read More

Extraordinary Ordinaries: He keeps the bikes rolling

Since riders typically take the wheels for a one-way spin, Coast Bike Share needs a "behind the scenes guy" to take care and maintain these visible modes of transportation. → Read More

Extraordinary Ordinaries: Longtime medic teaches life-saving tip

A 17-year Sunstar Paramedics employee talks about the value of saving lives, and teaching others the skills needed to do the same. → Read More

One-on-one: Rocco Baldelli talks Rays baseball

Rocco Baldelli talks about his playing days, his early retirement, how he's doing now and his transition to becoming a first base coach. → Read More

Extraordinary Ordinaries: Female goalie breaks the ice in hockey

Attention in the sporting world is focused on two things in the spring: hockey and basketball playoffs. But for one Tampa resident, her attention is on hockey 24/5, 365 days a year! After spending ... → Read More

Extraordinary Ordinary: The Florida Autism Center of Excellence

The color of royal blue is a bit more visible in the month of April because of Autism Awareness, but at F.A.C.E., or the Florida Autism Center of Excellence, that color is showing all year long. It... → Read More